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Why Do I Always Feel Like I Have to Pee?

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Bladder urgency, frequency, and pain, and how YOU can find relief!

Bladder issues are a common and troubling concern for many people. The three main types of bladder conditions: bladder urgency, bladder frequency, and bladder pain, can be experienced by anyone, regardless of their age or biological sex. While some people may think, “This is just how my bladder is,” these symptoms are NOT NORMAL and may indicate more serious conditions or dysfunction.

So What is Normal?

Most people with healthy bladders, when staying adequately hydrated, can hold their bladders for 3-4 hours at a time. When healthy people do use the bathroom, they should be able to pee for between 12-15 seconds. 12-15 seconds of urination equates to roughly 1 – 2.5 cups of urine per bathroom trip.

        •  If you experience sudden, urgent needs to use the bathroom, you could be experiencing bladder urgency.
        •  If you are producing less urine than average, but going to the bathroom more frequently, you could be experiencing bladder frequency.
        •  If you feel pain when the bladder is filling or emptying and you are not allowing the bladder to overfill, you could be experiencing bladder pain.

If you have experienced any or all of the above symptoms, you should consult a health professional. Bladder issues, while frustrating by themselves, can cause further problems down the line if they are not addressed quickly.

What’s Next?

Bladder issues may be difficult to explain to your urologist or primary care provider. Your health care provider may say they cannot find anything wrong with your bladder or may prescribe you some medication for pain, but are they actually treating the root cause of your bladder concerns?

You’d be surprised to know that your bladder issues could actually be a problem of the muscles of the pelvis and not the organ itself. The muscles of the pelvis, called the pelvic floor muscles, cannot be seen from the outside and, in fact, many people do not know they are even there.  If you have heard of the pelvic floor muscles, you’ve probably heard of Kegels. During a Kegel, you are contracting the muscles of the pelvic floor.

diagram of pelvic floor muscles

While you may believe incontinence and bladder issues stem from weak or loose pelvic floor muscles, it’s actually the opposite case. Pelvic floor muscle tightness and muscle spasms can oftentimes be the cause of your bladder frequency, urgency, and/or pain. Tight pelvic floor muscles can not only affect your bladder, but also your sexual function and the muscles of the rectum. Proper training of the pelvic floor muscles is key to lessening your pelvic pain and bladder conditions.

Treating Your Bladder Issues

Rebalance Physical Therapy utilizes a whole-human, holistic approach to orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapy to help you find relief. Hina Sheth, founder and practitioner, has over 21 years of experience treating thousands of patients, worldwide, suffering from bladder urgency, frequency, and pain. Your bladder conditions can be improved or even eliminated with the correct treatment plan!

Want to take your health and healing into your own hands? Are you tired of going from doctor to doctor and never getting a clear solution? Click below for our free, 30-minute video on female and male pelvic pain. In these videos, we connect pelvic pain to a host of other issues that can affect the hips, low back, abdomen, bladder function, and sexual function. If you want to know more, Rebalance PT has created an at-home course, linked at the bottom of the video page, where you’ll learn to reduce or eliminate your bladder issues and pelvic pain.

 

The Female Pelvic Pain Solution 

 

The Male Pelvic Pain Solution

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